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Caltrain demands force Menlo Park to switch to a costlier design for Middle Avenue pedestrian tunnel

Original post made on Jul 28, 2023

Building Menlo Park's long-planned Middle Avenue pedestrian tunnel under the Caltrain tracks got more expensive, growing by between $3 million and $6 million.

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Posted by dana hendrickson
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 28, 2023 at 12:17 pm

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"Caltrain has instituted new requirements on a planned bike and pedestrian tunnel under train tracks at Middle Avenue in Menlo Park, which could increase the cost of the project by as much as $6.6 million."

Did Caltrain create new requirements or did the city belatedly learn that its design was not compliant with existing Caltrain requirements?

Posted by Bill
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Jul 29, 2023 at 6:52 am

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So if we go with a shallower tunnel Cal-trains will have to shut down during construction and will lose money, so if we go with deeper tunnel Cal-Trains wont lose money but Menlo Park residents will, maybe Cal-Trains should pick up the tab for anything over the city’s $21.8 million budget for the project?

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